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test of time. with time comes change. what matters is that you are strong enough to support it. >> and now, bbc world news america. >> this is bbc world news america. sold out the first edition of charlie hebdo flies off of the newsstands. the cellblocks are emptying on guantanamo bay. we have a special report. at 84 years old, clint eastwood is still a hollywood superstar. we speak to him about his new film, american sniper.
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>> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. charlie hebdo is alive and will live on. those of the words of the satirical magazine. the militant group claims it ordered the assault that left 12 dead and said that the killings were vengeance for insulting the prophet mohammed. damien has the latest. >> the lines were long for the new copy of charlie hebdo. within an hour, many kiosks had sold out. the print run is being increased to 5 million. it piles up. it has become the rally point in the face of terror. this is al qaeda in the arabian
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peninsula, who announced they did the attack in vengeance for the prophet mohammed. two hours from paris, we search for clues. one of the -- where one of the attackers lived, we found new tenants who were afraid. we tracked down his wife. she refused to talk. >> go see my lawyer. >> she was arrested by the police. there was no evidence she knew what her husband was playing -- planning. >> last wednesday, he told her he was going to see his brother who was not well. teaches her goodbye and went on the tram. >> that is the riddle of his life. what turned him into this ruthless killer?
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he blended into the background. his wife said he was kind, loving, never talk politics or showed interests and guns. -- in guns. >> she knows nothing about it and wonders how he hid it. he lied about his whole life, even his love for her. >> a nondescript place with mixed immigrant families is a perfect place for a terrorist sleeper to hide. the neighbors are now worried. she must have known the man she married and had a child. if she did not, it makes it more shocking. >> the question being asked here and across france is how many more potential attackers are there living under the cover of a normal life? damian grammaticas. >> the fbi arrested an ohio man
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for plotting an attack on the u.s. capital. he expressed interests in islamic state and the fbi says the public was never in any danger. joining me is the senior vice president of the group. you hear news of the arrest in ohio. is it something we have to start taking as being part of normal life? >> it is concerning. at the same time it is important to keep things in perspective and balanced when you talk about north america and the extraordinarily small percentage of individuals like this. we do not know many of the details that -- of those attracted to affiliating with a
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group like islamic state. >> you can say the same of france and europe. it is a tiny fraction of people who are attracted to violence in the name of islam. that is all it takes. it only took three in paris last week. >> let me not misspeak, it only takes a small number to be lethal. this is a low density high-impact operation with less than a handful involved. you see the coverage received. you talk about different countries and different regions and there are local circumstances. france has the largest number of foreign fighters it is dealing with. the official estimate says around 700. it is now believed to be 1000 or higher.
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france has challenging issues with the mastic terrorism unrelated to the foreign -- domestic terrorism unrelated to the foreign fighters. what they are dealing with is more significant by volume than the united states. >> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula released a video that claimed responsibility for the attack in paris. how much credibility do you give the claim? does it matter if there was an organization behind it? >> look at what we have right now. two brothers were saying twice that they were doing the operation on behalf of al qaeda in yemen. you have the official announcement by one of the spokesman who was acquainted with the individual and was old-guard al qaeda. he said it was aqap.
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it was an aqap operation. will it be direct command and control? was it inspirational? was it a legacy operation? was it something in between? >> doesn't matter. -- does it matter? >> we know al qaeda gave up external operations. it will try to do spectacular operations. if there is -- and i really emphasize a lot of skepticism with direct command and control -- if it supports a wolfpack a sm,aall cell in these operations, it could be significant. >> thank you for joining us.
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the council on islamic relations said they have the right to challenge negative for trails of religious figures. -- portrayals of religious figures. >> i want to get your reaction to the cover of charlie hebdo. >> it invokes many things. you have to respect the staff for getting the publication out. they did a cover that was conciliatory. they could have done something that further inflamed. as an american, i do not like it when you burn the flag. as a muslim, we are taught not to depict the prophet mohammed. i defend the right to do what they want to do with my dying
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breath. >> although you do not like it you would not support those who say they should not be allowed to do it. >> no, they have the right to do it and should be allowed to do it. that is what a free society is. the second you restrict that you have a huge problem. we always want to remember that we want our conversations to be civil. my concern with the depictions of the prophet mohammed is that they have been done in a way that was not meant to advance the conversation. it was done to upset people. those are the conversations we want to avoid all stop we have to protect the right of people to do that whenever they want to. >> a muslim who believes in free speech and rejects the violent response.
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what you think your role can be in trying to stop this tide of violent islamic extremism? >> i am not a muslim. this is what the koran teaches us. it is clear that, when someone does an evil deed, you greet it with a good one. you should bp shouldn't -- you should be patient. i speak on behalf of the overwhelming majority. >> what is the role of the majority ? >> to push back. i want to take it to the larger society. what this terrorists that's what these terrorists want to do is divide us and turn us against each other. they kill more muslims than they do of any other faith. we have to remember we are
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allies. christianity teaches patience. we have to remember we are all ideological allies against the terrorists and we share the goal of removing their vile stain from the world. >> thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me on. >> let's have a look at other news. five men expected in being involved in a massacre in pakistan have been arrested. supplying information officials have denied reports that the men have been handed over. a journalist detained has been indicted and is to go on trial, according to the reports. the nature of the charges are not known. he is the washington post's
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bureau chief. search seems say they have located the fuselage of the airplane that crashed into the java sea. search seems suspect that many bodies were found inside. the black box flight recorder is being analyzed to establish the cause of the crash. pope francis is traveling to northern sri lanka to show solidarity in the civil war. thousands of people welcome the pontiff to the shrine that is revered by the catholics and people of other faiths. the fate of the last prisoner at guantanamo bay is up for discussion at the white house. david cameron is going to raise the case when he meets obama. he has stated his desire to
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close the facility. it has not started yet. we have this report. >> it was meant to be temporary. guantanamo bay is still holding prisoners. we got to walk the core doors -- coridors. we got to see some of the men who have never been charged with any crime. some are starting to believe the way can still be over. they are fast-emptying. fewer than 131 detainees remain and there has been a sudden spate of men released and recently weeks. >> the men who are less corporate of a hell to keep them away from other prisoners.
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it includes a british resident. like so many others, he has been cleared for release. his wife and children still wait. >> it is mind-boggling that he should have heard rained -- he should've remained for as long as he has. you can only imagine what it does on the inside. >> it should be be easy part. >> the real test for the american government is closing this place. they have never been charged and never been tried. >> i asked if it felt like the facility was in its final days. >> i'm not sure it is.
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we have been able to speak to some of the lawyers of prisoners who have been to see the clients and recent days. there are hopes with the recent releases that they might be released in the coming days. there are desperation -- there is desperation. it has been 13 years since the first prisoners were sent and six years since obama said he would close the place. there are under 130 detainees here. it is clear that obama is trying to release a lot of those who were cleared for release and has been releasing around 22 in just over the last month. much more than had been happening over the last year. even their, and what he had hoped would be uncontroversial republican officials are trying
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to block the releases. human rights activists have been asking for a long time who will be tried or released. that still seems like a distant prospect. >> you are watching bbc world news. still to come, she defied the odds and defy the ebola. focusing on these guys. >> there have been angry protests as they were prepared to outline the plans for the city in the coming year. >> the acrimony of politics opens the protest banners in the
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hong kong parliament by pro-democracy mps. some were taken away by security guards. the annual address was delayed by a few minutes. when it came, it was disney's as usual with him repeating the mantra. -- it was business as usual with him repeating the mantra. >> the democratic development of hong kong must be underpinned. we should act in accordance with the law. or, hong kong will do generate into anarchy. >> the 2.5 months of protests and blockades were not anarchy. civil this obedience in pursuit of a higher goal. democracy without the veto over
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which candidates can stand. they will find little to cheer about. >> the people of hong kong are pro-democracy. there is a promise of real democracy. >> they can either accept the package or risk getting none. it is a choice that many say is not easy. >> bbc news, shanghai. >> ebola is a dangerous killer. it is tough on pregnant women. nearly all of the pregnant women in west africa who contracted the virus have died. a new virus treatment center has
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opened for expecting mothers. special access for the facility. >> the 16-year-old is one of only a handful of women who has survived ebola. >> thank you for talking to us today. we appreciate it. >> this is not her baby. she miscarried. now, she is carrying this little girl who is sick. >> my joints are aging -- aching . he sent me here. i was bleeding for two hours. no one would touch me. i started to feel much better. now, i am recovered. >> unfortunately, pregnant women are very at risk of dying from ebola and complications.
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the prognosis for the baby and the fetus is terrible and it seems to be a concentration of the virus. >> on the other side, a new facility and taking patients from villages. it will specialize in caring for pregnant women. not one unborn child has survived. it is hoped that this dedicated maternity unit will change that. >> health workers are at risk when delivering the babies because of the high volume of infected body fluids. >> it is a contamination moment during the delivery. sometimes, there is extra protection and you put your hands in the globe. you can accompany the mother
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without exposing liquid to your skin. >> she is well enough to go home. she will not leave her little one whose condition is can -- whose condition is deteriorating. >> the story of the woman who survived ebola and lost her child and is now carrying for someone else's. american sniper is directed by clint eastwood. it stars bradley cooper as a navy seal who was the deadliest gunman in u.s. history. we spoke to eastwood about the film. >> bradley cooper in american
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sniper. >> watching the convoy. >> i'm not a guy who is fond of the war in iraq. i'm always sympathetic to veterans and people who are forced to go do the job whatever them are around the aspects of it are. >> he is one who trouble always on to down. >> do you have a savior complex qu? >> i did not try to make it the greatest deed in the world any more than i did a movie unforgiven, based upon someone
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who was haunted by the deeds that were despicable. >> it is a hell of a thing killing a man. you take away all he has. all he will ever have. >> there is a constant theme of exploring violence and the place it has. do you have a target? >> no. it is important and what it does to people and what it constantly does now -- >> you have any concerns that it will become more difficult to do in the future? >> i doubt it. it is sad. people are out there trying to make a life. satire has always been with us.
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it is a sad situation for mankind. >> clint eastwood says he will take some time out. he owes it to his family. after which, he will be back with another film that explores the effect violence has on our life" or. -- our life and culture. >> we have to tell you about inincrcrible human endurance intel for to on a scale -- in cal ifornia. >> they have climbed a cliff face in yosemite without climbing aids. they started on december 27. the peak is like climbing three-towers.
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-- eiffel towers. thank you for watching. i will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news. >> funding of the presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. the newman's own foundation. giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation. mufg. >> we can do more work together. -- when we work together.
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